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Giants’ Smyly breezes through Angels’ regulars in 2nd outingGiants’ Smyly breezes through Angels’ regulars in 2nd outing

first_img Drew Smyly was excited to pitch against several Los Angeles Angels stars on Saturday.”It’s a really good lineup. You want to face those guys, so that you can get better, regardless of the outcome. Seeing them in the lineup, that’s good quality work,” the San Francisco Giants lefty said after he pitched two scoreless innings.After giving up a scratch hit to leadoff man David Fletcher, Smyly struck out Mike Trout, retired Anthony Rendon on a flyball and fanned Justin Upton to end the first inning. He pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the second, throwing 31 pitches, 19 for strikes.Saturday’s stint followed up a scoreless outing on Monday against Arizona.”My fastball was pretty good today. I could tell by some of their swings,” Smyly said. “I’m excited where I’m at right now.”Both strikeouts were called and came on 80-mph curveballs. Trout’s was on a full count.”It seems like I end up facing Trout a lot,” said Smyly, who until last year pitched entirely in the American League. “No doubt he’s the best hitter in the game.“You look forward to those battles. He’s got me lots of times,” he said.In 18 career at-bats against Smyly, Trout has five hits — two home runs and three doubles.After Smyly left, the Angels teed off for an eight-run third inning, including homers by Jason Castro and Matt Thaiss.Smyly, 30, missed all of 2017 and 2018 after having Tommy John surgery. He returned last season with Texas, but was 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts before the Rangers released him. Milwaukee signed him, but also let him go after he made three starts in the minors.He landed with the pitching-starved Phillies, and it was there that Smyly began to figure out some things. He was 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 12 starts for Philadelphia, cutting his walks per nine innings from six in Texas to three.Smyly is trying to get back to being the pitcher he was before injuries. In his first four seasons, with the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays, he was 24-15 with a 3.24 ERA. Since 2016, his ERA is 5.41.Now, he says he’s able to focus on pitching again.”My body feels way better, my arm feels stronger,” Smyly said. “Last year I was healthy, but I hadn’t pitched in two years, so there were a lot of cobwebs to shake off.”It took me a long time to get my command back. I feel way stronger, looser, my arm action feels better. So it’s more about getting that consistency with my off-speed pitches versus trying to build my arm strength.”His manager with the Phillies, Gabe Kapler, is now in that role with the Giants.”Drew came out of the game with a lot of confidence,” Kapler said. “I was able to see him make a lot of starts. He had some ups and downs but his last start of the season he faced the Nationals. He was able to buzz through that lineup (10 strikeouts and no walks).“We’ve seen this type of Drew Smyly before. This was exactly what you’d expect, and I think what’s happening now is Drew is expecting that out of himself. It’s been really nice to see the fire that he brings every day.” Last Updated: 1st March, 2020 11:33 IST Giants’ Smyly Breezes Through Angels’ Regulars In 2nd Outing Drew Smyly was excited to pitch against several Los Angeles Angels stars on Saturday. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News First Published: 1st March, 2020 11:33 IST WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping manager Rodrigo Pessoa sign contract extensions with Horse Sport IrelandIrish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping manager Rodrigo Pessoa sign contract extensions with Horse Sport Ireland

first_img Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, are delighted to announce that Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping Senior High Performance Director Rodrigo Pessoa, have both signed contract extensions.Meath-based Sally Corscadden was appointed Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director (incorporating the role of Team Manager/Chef d’Equipe) by Horse Sport Ireland in February 2017 – having gained more than 25 years experience as a medal-winning Eventing rider and coach. Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping manager Rodrigo Pessoa sign contract extensions with Horse Sport Ireland 14 December 2018, 17:25 At the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina USA, Corscadden guided the Irish Eventing team to the Silver medal – a result which secured Olympic qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. An historic year for Irish Eventing has seen Corscadden being nominated for the 2018 RTÉ Sport “Manager of the Year” title, while the Irish Eventing team are also nominated for RTÉ Sport “Team of the Year.”Speaking after signing a new two-year contract which takes her up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Corscadden said:“I would like to thank Horse Sport Ireland for the fantastic support I have had since my appointment in 2017, particularly in the preparations for our successful campaign for the World Equestrian Games this year. Of course, our great results would not have been possible without the huge team effort from all involved including our generous owners, sponsors, the members of Eventing Ireland and the backing of Sport Ireland.“It is a great honour to be representing Team Ireland and leading our world class team of coaches, support staff and riders towards Tokyo 2020. Preparations are already underway and we are looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead on the journey towards podium success for Ireland.”Former Olympic, World Cup and World Champion, Brazil-born Rodrigo Pessoa was appointed Irish Show Jumping Senior High Performance Director (incorporating the role of Team Manager/Chef d’Equipe) in March 2017. Later that year he guided the Irish team, sponsored by Devenish & The Underwriting Exchange, to the gold medal at the European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pessoa’s team were named 2017 RTÉ Sport “Team of the Year,” beating off strong competition to win by public vote.The season ahead will see Pessoa bid to secure Olympic qualification for the Irish Show Jumping team, with three Olympic places on offer at the 2019 European Championships in The Netherlands, and one final place on offer at the 2019 FEI Nations Cup final. Pessoa has signed a one-year extension to his current contract, with an option to renew for a further year.Pessoa said:“I am honored that Horse Sport Ireland has chosen to reappoint me for another year to continue what we started in 2017. It has been an incredible human and sporting experience for me [as Irish team manager]. I have enjoyed all the good times we have had and also learned a lot from any failures which only make us better. Now we turn all our attention to focus on Rotterdam [venue for the 2019 European Championships] and qualification for the Olympics is an absolute priority for Team Ireland this year.”Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy said:“We are delighted that both Sally Corscadden and Rodrigo Pessoa have agreed to extend their contracts with us. We are extremely lucky to have two managers of the highest caliber at the helm of our Eventing and Show Jumping teams along with their hugely important support staff. We look forward to what promises to be another exciting year in 2019 and wish all our teams the very best of luck.”Gerry Mullins, Chairman of the Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Show Jumping Committee added:“I am delighted that the Board of HSI has shown confidence in the current Irish team management of Rodrigo Pessoa and his assistant Michael Blake. I look forward to the close co-operation between our High Performance Committee and the Irish international riders together with their owners who give so generously of their time and horses to the national team effort. Qualification for the Olympics will be the main aim for 2019 and our focus on that starts right now.”The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by Devenish & The Underwriting Exchange.Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestriancenter_img Home  »  General  »  Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping manager Rodrigo Pessoa sign contract extensions with Horse Sport Ireland Tags:last_img read more

Apology!Apology!

first_imgOn January 29th 2020, Stabroek Sport published an article headlined ‘UDFA clubs suspended, fined in absentia’, which stated that the Upper Demerara Football Association (UFDA) had suspended and fined Eagles United and Botofago Football Clubs for one year and fined $50,000 each for their non-participation in the year-end competition. Stabroek Sport wishes to issue an official retraction. The suspended club was in fact Blueberry Hill and not Botofago. Stabroek Sport apologizes to the members and supporters of Botofago Football Club for the aforementioned typographical error and possible damage the mistake could have caused.last_img read more

Mondogoal partners with Intralot for Italy launchMondogoal partners with Intralot for Italy launch

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 Share Submit Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 Shergul Arshad, Mondogoal CEOFantasy football platform Mondogoal has announced that it has partnered with Intralot as it launches a new Italian facing site.The daily fantasy sports provider includes real money and free play options, and will include the same for its Italian market product. CEO Shergul Arshad said of the news: “Italian users will now have an enhanced gaming experience similar to our users in the UK and the United States.”He added: “Intralot is the first of our deals with online sports betting sites overseas. Unlike others who talk about integration, we have been heads down executing on this integration. As a Serie A fan and fan of Fantasy Soccer for 25 years, I hope many legions of fantasy soccer fans in Italy can now share in the vision and play (for) fun and for cash.”Mondogoal already has a partnership with Serie A side Roma, as well as Valencia and Barcelona in La Liga and three Premier League clubs; Spurs, West Ham and Chelsea.Its daily fantasy football product has one of the most expansive offerings with players able to pick from numerous top European leagues, the MLS and the Brasileirao amongst others.Based in Boston, Mondogoal has avoided much of the ongoing controversy surrounding the legality of DFS companies in the US as it focuses on markets outside the USA. Arshad has stated that over 80% of the company’s revenues come from Europe.last_img read more

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyesPopular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

first_img In this photo from July 29, 2015, Christina Olivarez, GNT corporate executive chef, prepares to add a plant-based natural food coloring to ice cream at the GNT offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, a beaker filled spirulina extract is used to make a blue color at the offices of GNT in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, bottles of liquid colored with plant-based natural colors are displayed at the offices of GNT in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, bottles of liquid colored with plant-based natural colors, some from carrots, are displayed at the offices of GNT in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, a GNT employee demonstrates how to coat cherries with naturally-colored yogurt at their offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, GNT employees prepare a berry pork sausage colored with plant-based natural food coloring at the GNT offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, an appetizer made with peppers and colored with plant-based natural food coloring is served at the GNT offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, food items colored with plant-based natural colors are displayed at the offices of GNT in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) TARRYTOWN, N.Y. | Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won’t be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won’t be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two fewer colors.Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don’t feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ingredients like beets and carrots isn’t always easy.In fact, General Mills couldn’t find good alternatives for the blue and green pieces in Trix, so the company is getting rid of those colors when the cereal is reformulated later this year. The red pieces — which will be colored with radishes and strawberries — will also look different.“We haven’t been able to get that same vibrant color,” said Kate Gallager, General Mills’ cereal developer. In this photo from July 29, 2015, GNT employees prepare a berry pork sausage colored with plant-based natural food coloring at the GNT offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, an employee of GNT demonstrates the difference in color between a not-so-ripe and ripe strawberries as an example of the best time to extract their colors at the GNT offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this photo from July 29, 2015, a berry pork sausage and chips, all colored with plant-based natural food coloring, is presented at the GNT offices in Tarrytown, N.Y. Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The shift away from artificial dyes represents the latest chapter for food coloring in the U.S., which has had a rocky history. As recently as 1950, the Food and Drug Administration said children became sick after eating an orange Halloween candy that contained a dye. The agency eventually whittled down its list of approved color additives after finding several had caused “serious adverse effects.”Now, more companies say they are replacing artificial dyes with colors made from fruits, vegetables and spices, which are widely considered “natural,” although the FDA doesn’t classify them that way. But these present more challenges than artificial dyes.In addition to costing more, colors from fruits and vegetables can be sensitive to heat and acidity. And since they’re used in higher doses to achieve boldness, tweaks to other parts of recipes may be needed. Such adjustments can be tricky for companies that manufacture on massive scales.Still, companies want to court people like Heather Thalwitzer, a 31-year-old homemaker in Melbourne, Florida. Thalwitzer avoids artificial colors because she wants her 6-year-old son to eat quality food and she said red dye has been linked to “mania.”She has tried alternatives like naturally colored sprinkles from Whole Foods, which her husband thinks taste like fish. But she can get along without such products. One year, she made cupcakes topped with a single blueberry for her son’s birthday.There are times when Thalwitzer makes exceptions, such as when her son is at a friend’s party.“I’ll let him have the birthday cake,” she said. “But I’ll cringe.”THE EVOLUTION OF NATURALPart of the challenge with colors from natural sources is that the range of hues has been limited. Blues, for instance, weren’t widely available the U.S. until 2013. That’s when the FDA approved a petition by candy maker Mars Inc. to use spirulina extract as coloring in gum and candy.The alga can now also be used in ice creams, drink mixes and other products.“That was a big thing for us,” said Stefan Hake, CEO of the U.S. division of natural color maker GNT.At the company’s office in Tarrytown, N.Y., Hake demonstrated how to get blue from spirulina by pouring a liquefied version of it through a coffee filter to isolate the right color components.The approval of spirulina extract also opened up the world of greens, which can be made by mixing blue and yellow. It turns out plants like spinach brown in heat and aren’t ideal for coloring.Getting approval for a new color source can take years, but it’s one way companies can fill out their palette of natural hues. In coming weeks, an industry group plans to submit a petition to use the carthamus in safflower for yellow, according to color maker Sensient Technologies.“It’s just one more that might be another crayon in the crayon box,” said Steve Morris, Sensient’s general manager of food colors for North America.Sensient also developed a “deodorizing process” to remove flavors from ingredients. That allowed it to introduce an orange for beverages made from paprika.Morris declined to detail the company’s process. But since the ingredient is not “fundamentally changing the form,” he said the ingredients are still within FDA guidelines of permissible color sources.Sensient said three-quarters of its new projects for clients in North America involve natural colors. Globally, its sales of colors — natural and synthetic — comes to about $300 million.COLORING INSIDE THE LINESThere are seven synthetic colors approved for broad use in foods. But these dyes can be mixed to create a wide range of colors. The colors are made by synthesizing raw materials from petroleum, according to the FDA.Synthetic colors still dominate in the U.S., but some cite a study linking them to hyperactivity in children in calling for them to be phased out. Lisa Lefferts at the Center for Science in the Public Interest also says artificial colors can be used in deceptive ways.“They mask the absence of ingredients,” she said.Tropicana’s Twister in Cherry Berry Blast flavor, for instance, list apple and grape juice concentrates, but no cherries or berries. A synthetic color gives it the appearance of having the latter fruits.Of course, natural colors also are used to make foods more appealing and send visual signals about the ingredients they contain. Subway says it will stop using a synthetic dye to give its banana peppers, but will maintain their bright yellow look with turmeric.Some say a switch to natural color sources isn’t yet possible because it might turn off customers, although they’re looking into how to change.“We have to deliver bold colors and flavors, or people will stop buying,” said Will Papa, chief research and development officer at Hershey, which makes Jolly Ranchers, Twizzlers and Reese’s.Mars, which makes M&M’s and Skittles, said it isn’t yet using the spirulina extract it petitioned to have approved.Not everyone thinks getting rid of artificial colors hinges on finding exact matches with natural alternatives. Panera is betting people won’t mind that its mozzarella cheese might have a yellowish hue after the removal of titanium dioxide. For cookies with candy-coated chocolates, the natural colors it is testing are also duller.Over time, people will get used to the more muted hues of foods with natural ingredients, said Tom Gumpel, Panera’s head baker.“You have to remove some of your expectations,” he said.Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoilast_img read more

Leafs begin KIJHL stretch run Friday against BV HawksLeafs begin KIJHL stretch run Friday against BV Hawks

first_imgHowever, Leaf fans should not panic.What’s left in the dressing room is a team that currently sits first in the Murdoch Division — second overall in the KIJHL.Nelson has already clinched a playoff spot — something the Leafs waited until the final week of the season last year — and is currently riding a five-game winning streak heading into the final month — 12 games, seven at home and five on the road — of the season.“I think we are sitting very well player wise,” said Morey.“The other factor was we did not want to do anything to disrupt the chemistry in our dressing room,” Morey added.“We have a very tight group of players, they all get along and have shown they will stick up for each other when ever needed.“We do have a quality group of AP players to call on should we need the help down the road.”Leafs open three-game weekend Friday against NitehawksSparked by the Allstar play of netminder Josh Williams, a solid defence and forwards that find timely ways to score, Nelson appears poised to make a run for the finish line as the Leafs return to action following a 10-day Friday when the club hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first of two weekend meetings.Sunday the two teams pickup from where a power outages halted play of the December 29th contest in Frutivale beginning at 2 p.m.Between the two games, Nelson hosts Grand Forks Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Both games in Nelson have a 7 p.m. puck drop. What you see is what you get.All that talk prior to the January 10 roster deadline for Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams proved to be a lot of smoke and mirrors for the Nelson Leafs.It’s not that management was not busy working the phones trying to find the diamond in the rough of a player that would bolster an already very good lineup.However, when the clock struck midnight, Nelson General Manager Lance Morey had no big moves to report.“I tried to acquire one more player to help us on the back end in case of an injury . . . but I was unable to get a player that would be an upgrade,” Morey told The Nelson Daily.And then there was that deal announced prior to the Christmas break that would have brought winger Dylan Williamson to Nelson from North Battleford of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League via Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.“We could not get his release to card (Dylan),” said Morey.“Also, (there was health issues with a family member) his family decided he should be closer to home.”After spending time in Nelson, Williamson ended up on the roster of the Olds Grizzlies of the AJHL.last_img read more

Pacific Oceania claim Fed Cup ‘underdog’ tagPacific Oceania claim Fed Cup ‘underdog’ tag

first_imgPapua New Guinea’s Abigail Tere-Apisah and Samoa’s Steffi Carruthers are back for a fourth consecutive year, while Carol Lee from the Northern Marianas will make her second appearance for the composite side.The women face Iran in today’s opening round, a side they defeated during last year’s Group Two tournament, and will also face Oman and Malaysia in Pool C.Team captain Gilles De Gouy said the team has arrived in Bahrain fit and ready to go.”Our goal is to win and make sure that everyone is also getting higher and higher in terms of rhythm and expectation,” he said.”I have some different expectation regarding the girls – I’m asking more for Abigal and Carol, I don’t want her to be too much on the side so tomorrow she is going to be involved and she is going to be part of the tie, which is good for her.”The top team from each of the four pools will advance to the promotion playoff matches but Gilles De Gouy said they are not looking that far ahead.”We are underdog because we have two very very good strong teams, two other nations, so we have an opportunity to play this match at the end of the week if we finish first of our pool, our pool, to be able to play this promotion match.”Abigail Tere-Apisah is the highest ranked singles player in the team at 333 in the world and has built an impressive 7-2 win-loss record in Fed Cup over the past three years.”For the order you need to respect the ITF or WTA rankings so Abigail is definitely our best female Pacific player currently, she has quite a good ranking,” De Gouy said.”Then I could switch, something I did in terms of strategies so Carol is listed at number two and Steffi at number three…you will find that if Abigail is getting injured I could fit Steffi in the number two position.Carol Lee partnered Tahiti’s Mayka Zima in the doubles last year but Gilles De Gouy said they intend to go with their most established pairing this time.”We worked on our doubles this afternoon and definitely I should say the most experienced and playing really well is Abigail and Steffi together,” he said.”We have very good teams like Uzbekistan who have four players in the top 300 and it’s going to be a lot of pressure for them playing so I can feel that at this time we need an experienced doubles (team).”Pacific Oceania beat Iran at the same stage last year and Gilles De Gouy said he is confident they can start on a winning note.last_img read more

Experience trumps youth in PCA Open tennis championshipExperience trumps youth in PCA Open tennis championship

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust View comments MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study The old guards will have to extend their duties over at Philippine Columbian Association Open tennis championship.That’s after veteran Johnny Arcilla and Marian Jade Capadocia turned back their younger opponents to claim the men’s and women’s singles titles Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacueescenter_img But from the looks of it, the young guns will have to learn a lot from Arcilla’s no-pressure, easy placement style which worked very well for him in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013.In PCA Open history only Robert Angelo and Joseph Lizardo have come near Arcilla feat with three titles each.Capadocia, who is seeing action in the coming Southeast Asian Games, also extended her own meet record. Only Jennifer Saret and Czarina Mae Arevalo could come close with four title each.ADVERTISEMENT Arcilla, 39, didn’t have to match the strength of Jurence Zosimo Mendoza in fashioning out a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 triumph to claim his 9th championship.It cemented Arcilla’s legend at the clay/shell courts after beating the 23-year-old Mendoza in ruling the tournament he last won in 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The same thing happened in the women’s finals after Capadocia picked up her 7th title — third in as many years — besting 14-year-old Jennila Rose Prulla, 6-1, 6-0.“I just played by game, Jurence is a tough opponent, he has a lot of promise,” said Arcilla, a many-time national team and Davis Cup member. Resurgent FEU clinches UAAP Final Four spot, blasts UE LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahawlast_img read more

Intervention needed at Lethem Town CouncilIntervention needed at Lethem Town Council

first_imgDear Editor,Some urgent intervention is needed to remedy the plight of workers at the Lethem Town Council.The structure in place at the Lethem Town Council is incapable of processing positive inputs to strengthen the weakened administrative system that was created in recent times.The Lethem Town Council is operating on a shoe string basis, under financial strains and handicapped in its human resource capacity.The interests of the workers are seriously neglected and compromised in the area of occupational safety and health, which contributes to counter-productive services to the citizenry of the Lethem municipality. Inappropriate and random decisions made frequently by the Town Clerk are allowed and puts the workforce in an awkward position to function effectively, where the fear of expressing one-self is evident.Not so long ago, I have noticed workers from the Lethem Town Council, working tirelessly in the baking sun; putting in place booths and structures for security, etc, in preparation for the recent Lethem Town Week Celebration 2018.Editor, I am privy to some information emanating from the labour force, of the Lethem Town Council, where workers are not being paid for their long hours of overtime, despite of many promises made by the Town Clerk.The Lethem Town Week celebration has now become the biggest and longest event in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), without the input of the labour force from these workers, the Lethem Town Week celebrations could not have materialised.This unjust treatment meted out to the workers of the Lethem Town Council is unacceptable and must not be allowed to go un-noticed for the second-time round.This situation warrants the attention of the relevant authorities, more so, Local Government Elections will be in less than two weeks’ time; as this issue appears to be self-inflicting, for one reason or the other.If the Lethem Town Council does so jeopardise its workers welfare, then by definition it’s no longer providing a service; thus, losing its legitimacy and defeating its purpose and motto “Working Together Harmoniously To Promote Equality And Transparency For The Benefit And Well Being Of All”.These workers deserve a handsome reward for their hard work.Sincerely,Concerned citizen ofLethemlast_img read more

JIM GETS BEHIND THE HEROES OF 1992JIM GETS BEHIND THE HEROES OF 1992

first_imgDonal Reid of the 1992 Donegal All-Ireland winning team presents Donegal manager, Jim McGuinness, with two tickets for the charity function to celebrate the 20th anniversary since their historic feat which takes place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town,  this Saturday, August 18th.Retired RTE commentator, Michael O Muircheartaigh, will be guest speaker, while Charlie Collins of Highland Radio will act as MCs.Sam Maguire will also be there while supporters will have an opportunity to meet the 1992 team in the afternoon, also in the Abbey Hotel.Tickets for the ball, priced €25, are now available from the following outlets – Supervalu, Buncrana; Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town; Supervalu, Killybegs; Divers Newsagents, Ardara; Books and Charts, Dungloe and the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. The three charities who will benefit are the Donegal Hospice, Donegal Living Links and the Alzheimer Society, Donegal branch.   JIM GETS BEHIND THE HEROES OF 1992 was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1992all-irelandcharitydonegallast_img read more